Over the years I’ve been forwarded a number of organizing products for my review and comment, few have impressed me though. I was recently sent a couple of packages of Filertek Dry Erase Hanging File Tabs. I have to admit they sat on my desk for awhile before I tried them, but I’m glad I finally did, because they are one of my new favorite products.
I work on plenty of filing projects with clients and I don’t recall the last time I was excited about a file tab, but this one is deserving of the excitement. These tabs are unique in so many ways:
- First, these tabs have two parts, 1) the dry erase write on tab and 2) the clear plastic cover that keeps you from smearing what you just wrote, but easily pops open again if you need to make a change. The box of tabs includes a dry erase marker and I appreciate that the dry erase plate wipes completely clean every time.
- Unlike flimsy plastic file tabs, typically included with boxes of hanging files, these tabs are substantial. Because they are substantial and because they clip onto the edge of the hanging file, you don’t have to worry about them bending or cracking when you try to insert them into the hanging file’s slots.
- The tab itself is at the perfect angle for easy reading and projects high enough above the hanging file to be easily seen over the tabs of enclosed file folders.
- The tabs are large enough that you could easily insert preprinted tabs, such as those from Freedom Filer if you should choose.
These tabs aren’t suited for every filing project as they are not inexpensive, but they are great if you are an individual who finds yourself changing out files and rewriting tabs on a regular basis or if you appreciate a more durable tab that is easier to read and more aesthetically pleasing. I used them yesterday to update the alphabetical filing system of my current client files (see photo above.) and I plan to integrate them into my kitchen active file system. Give them a try. I think you’ll like them. You can find them at Amazon: Filertek Hanging File Dry-Erase Reusable Tabs for Hanging Files with Dry-Erase Pen, Box of 50 Tabs, Assorted Colors (FT-1150C)
What’s your favorite filing product?